Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk


My 2019 resolution: go off Twitter.

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"Zuckerberg built the world’s biggest microphone and then choose to rent that microphone to liars, authoritarians, professional propagandists, or anyone else who can afford to pay market rate."

US government seeking incriminating info on US intelligence services in order to save Trump from impeachment: "They are basically asking, in quite robust terms, for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services”.

"In a rational world, the details of Mr Johnson’s deal would now be front and centre of the election campaign."

"The American experiment, the original embodiment of the great Enlightenment idea of intellectual freedom, whereby every individual is welcome to believe anything she wishes, has metastasized out of control."

"Yet there are new reasons to try to understand the thinking in Paris." Wow, a casual phrase like that underlines like no other the need for European journalism where the EU can talk to itself about where it needs to go. Call it Definitional sovereignty.

British bankers in Frankfurt told me that if they worked extra hours they were not praised. Instead, colleagues asked: 'is the work too hard for you? Are you struggling?'

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Full transcript of the Macron interview is very much worth your time. One wishes Merkel gave an equally wide ranging interview soon, too. Then bring in other leaders, starting with Italy and Spain. We need that dialogue and we need it now.

"perhaps the tenacity of our current system is in part thanks to the ability of that system to focus our attentions on personal agency rather than systemic transformation" via @ENCorrespondent 

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maybe British papers should run a weekly section of continental European cartoons. This way the UK would get a quick sense of how it is now perceived. This from the unabashedly Anglophile Dutch

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Germany at its best: when far-right AfD party refuses questions from Bild reporter Michael Sauerbier, all other journalists present leave the room. End of press conference.

I find this immensely moving, and the clumsiness actually helps. What a blessing to be living in a continent governed by these two rather than in a country by Trump, May, Erdogan, Modi, Abe or Putin.

Brexit, October 2017: German satirists taking the piss out of Britain (pretty fun this! And they know their stuff)

if you'd shown this to people three years they would have laughed. What a ridiculous and boring parody. And you'd go: no look, this guy is actually president of the United States.

stop what's you're doing and read this truly brilliant Guardian analysis of why Boris Johnson knows he is finished:

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somebody I trust has had meetings with UK MPs, mostly Remain. Says many "still deep in denial" over the hard Brexit that is coming. 'They seem genuine in their belief that EU is not serious and will cut the UK a bespoke deal. It's bizarre, they are on a different planet.'

Brexiter is asked a really basic question... Listen to his answer. And still these people are given airtime.

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